Lori L. Cherup, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skin Care

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Dr. Cherup's Blog


Overcoming the Fear of Pain in Plastic Surgery

One of the perceived deterrents to patients seeking plastic surgery is the fear of pain after a plastic surgery procedure. Realistically, why would anyone choose to have pain when the surgery causing the pain is not medically necessary? Instead of looking at the situation as producing pain, I encourage patients to regard the situation as a temporary… Continue Reading →


Causes of Unnatural Plastic Surgery Results

Why do most people shy away from plastic surgery? For some people, they are afraid of pain or  they can’t take time off work. Most commonly I hear that they are afraid of an unnatural-looking plastic surgery result. Causes of Unnatural Plastic Surgery Results 1. Scars put in unnatural places. Facial scars must be hidden… Continue Reading →


SkinCeutical MicroPeels are Just What the Aesthetician Ordered

SkinCeutical micropeels can benefit any type of skin. The micropeel is excellent for a variety of conditions, including aging skin, environmentally damaged skin, skin with acne and sensitive skin. Among the many benefits of SkinCeutical micropeels are that they can: Reduce sebum production Decrease comedones and refine the appearance of pore size Improve skin texture and… Continue Reading →


Plastic surgery and Anesthesia

The kind of anesthesia used during a plastic surgery procedure and how smoothly the patient moves through it can either make or break a good plastic surgery operation and its final result. When I had a rhinoplasty in 1985, one year before I got pregnant with my first child, I had 2 days of post-op… Continue Reading →


Exercising After Breast Augmentation

I was the worst patient after my first breast augmentation. I really wanted to get back to exercising after my breast augmentation and didn’t follow the instruction on how much exercising I should do following the surgery. Maybe that is why I got such BAD capsular contracture after the first round and NO issues after… Continue Reading →


The Doctor is Sick but her Patients will not Suffer

A lot of people have asked me why I haven’t been able to blog about anything lately. That is because my personal problems far outweighed my patient-generated ones. My father was a family physician and my original inspiration for going into medicine. He developed dementia over the past 3 years and his slow decline necessitated… Continue Reading →


Rescheduling aesthetic surgery

Rescheduling aesthetic surgery is something that we would all like to avoid. I have had to institute a number of actions to protect the interest of the patient and the plastic surgeon’s. First, we like to make it hard to schedule surgery flippantly and hard to cancel/reschedule aesthetic surgery. This attitude reflects my desire to… Continue Reading →


Tuberous Breasts

It’s kind of sad when you have breasts that just don’t compliment your body. It’s even sadder when your breasts do not have an optimal shape, and in fact are actually tuberous breasts. Tuberous breasts refers to a breast shape that is developmentally abnormal, but not infrequent. The breast tissue is not present all over the… Continue Reading →


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Dr. Cherup is the medical director for Invisible Ink
Laser Tattoo Removal

Unlike older lasers which deliver heat to the pigment and surrounding tissue, the newly FDA approved PicoSure laser uses PressureWave Technology to shatter the ink into tiny particles that are easily eliminated by the body. The result is clearer skin after fewer treatments without injuring the surrounding skin. It also allows for the removal of stubborn blue and green inks as well as previously-treated, difficult tattoos.

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Testimonial 1"I have had both tummy tuck and a back lift surgeries at Radiance. The outomces far surpassed even the most imaginative dreams. I couldn't be more thrilled!...

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Testimonial 1"I love the staff and Dr. Cherup. I would never go anywhere else. The only issue that I had was I wrote the check for my upcoming procedure and asked if it was possible...

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